A sweet pepper hybrid with powdery mildew resistance on a very compact plant
• Ideally suited to be harvested at green stage
• Large leaves, give a good canopy protecting fruit
• Suitable for open field production and under protection
• Uniform blocky fruit with thick wall
A hybrid sweet pepper turning from dark green to deep red on maturity. Suitable for open field production and cultivation under protection.
Approximately 75 - 80 days to first pick in summer plantings. The period to first pick can vary considerably depending on the season.
PFEIFFER has a medium plant habit with large leaves protecting fruit against sun damage. The hybrid could be grown un trellised but should rather be trellised to 2 wires to ensure optimal yield and fruit quality.
PFEIFFER has an average fruit mass of between 170 - 200 grams. Fruit shape is Medium blocky, on average 9 cm long and 8 cm wide. Quality of the bull-nosed fruit (4 lobes) is very good, with a very smooth and glossy skin. PFEIFFER has thick walls with excellent shelf life even when picked at a deep red colour. PFEIFFER has a very high pack out percentage.
Open Field: The plant height will vary between 80 - 120 cm. A tramline support system of 1 - 2 wires is essential to ensure a higher percentage marketable fruit especially if plants are carrying a heavy fruit load. Plant population should be around 20,000 - 30,000 plants per hectare.
Tunnel Production: Removal of the first flower will improve the plant growth, yield and quality of the fruit. A plant density of 2 plants per square meter is optimal. They should be pruned to 2 - 3 stems per plant.
HR: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV strain 0),Bacterial Leaf Spot (Xcv 0-3,7,8)
IR: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), Powdery Mildew (Lt), Phytophthora capsici (Pc)
Sweet peppers are frost susceptible and can be grown under a certain range of climatic conditions. These conditions can vary from moderate, cool climates to hotter, subtropical regions. It is important to note that even distribution of heat units is a key requirement for optimal production
Features & Benefits:
PFEIFFER has very high fruit setting and strong plants. Fruits are uniform with medium size and very thick walls. Ideal for Pre-packing. PFEIFFER has a very good disease package with Intermediate Resistance to Powdery Mildew.